My first lunch time back in Tokyo and I had to resist buying far too much sushi. I miss it when I travel. I sometimes buy it in other countries but it’s not the same. I worry about eating sushi in places far from the sea, or in places where raw fish isn’t commonly eaten, so I tend to buy rolls that contain vegetables or cooked fish. But never avocado as I can’t stand the green mushy stuff and hate that American sushi chefs are fascinated with it.
I did get a shock in a Japanese restaurant in Florida as they served an “Atom Bomb Roll”. This horrifyingly named roll contained salmon and spiced tuna. I can’t imagine that anyone Japanese was involved in that restaurant. Oddly named sushi seemed to be a theme as they also had a “Beauty and the Beast Roll” that contained tuna, eel, crab, avocado, and cream cheese, which sounds disgusting. Thankfully today’s sushi was amazing.
Saw the new Star Trek movie with the usual suspects and enjoyed it a lot. I'm more likely to rewatch it than the previous films in the reboot series. If you've seen it, you can probably guess why. (Hint: soundtrack.)
I found one of my desired PS3 games, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix, at the library, so I started playing Birth By Sleep. I also watched the included movie of cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, which I started playing on the DS but never finished. The KH universe is complicated, but eventually I will figure out what the heck is going on. I have resorted to taking notes.
Speaking of the library, I have discovered the books of Leigh Bardugo and am reading them all as fast as I can. More details at kareila_books for the curious.
The rest of my week looks to involve more book-reading and game-playing, but I also need to do some back-to-school shopping for the boys. Connor's sneakers are trashed and Will's jeans are about four inches too short.
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I’m finally on my way back to Japan. I did manage to pack a lot into my two months but I always feel like I could do more as there were people I didn’t manage to contact never-mind see. I was going to write about the highlights of my trip but I’m tired and finding it hard to think past last week.
I’m looking forward to being home.
Edit: and a belated welcome to rshatch, who I am pretty sure has their first fix featured in this code tour!
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The kids seemed to enjoy their day camp at McWane last week learning about computer animation, but they wouldn't tell me much about the curriculum. Meanwhile I enjoyed having some time to be out of the house without having to look after them. Simple pleasures.
Still doing swim lessons on Saturdays. Both kids are making slow but obvious progress.
I've seen the new Ghostbusters movie twice, once with a group of girlfriends and once with Robby and Connor. Holtzmann is my new hero.
I've decided to get a used Playstation 3 for my birthday and I already have a list of 4 games I eventually want to get for it. I should probably finish at least one of my LEGO games first before starting something new, though...
My sister-in-law and her family are visiting from Texas, arriving tomorrow and staying through Sunday, so we will probably be hanging out with them most of the coming weekend.
August will be here before we know it.